Adam Kareus has been the Pastor of River Valley since 2017 and before that he was the associate pastor for several years. He and Kacee have been married since 2010 and their first child, Titus, was born in 2012,their daughter, Jillian was born in 2017, and Theodore in 2022. Kacee is an elementary school assistant principal for the Fort Smith School District.
Adam has a B.S. in Psychology from Colorado State University and a Masters of Divinity from Denver Seminary. He also earned his Doctorate of Ministry from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2021. He ministered to youth with YoungLife for seven years and served as an associate pastor for a few years before coming to River Valley.
His passions in ministry are building solid relationships through discipleship, studying the Bible and preaching. As lead pastor Adam seeks to equip the congregation for ministry and helps guide the direction of the church alongside the Elders.